By Casey Clark Ney

The Weiser Memorial Hospital Foundation recently awarded the hospital $6,170 to support the purchase of all the hospital employee’s Fund-A-Need requests. Fund-A-Need items are supported through a giving tree featured at the annual Weiser Festival of Trees, the Foundation’s primary fundraiser.

“Each year we ask the employees what items they would like to see funded in their departments. These items are displayed on the Fund-A-Need Tree during the week-long Festival of Trees. Community members simply select items they would like to support and make a monetary donation,” Weiser Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director, Casey Clark Ney said. “This year the community donated $1,668 to the Fund-A-Need Campaign. The Foundation donated an additional $4,502 to cover the remaining requests.”

Weiser Memorial Hospital and the Foundation would like to thank Mike & Diana Henigan, John Field, Williams Storage, Jerry King, Sally Bouvia, Bob & Barbara Barber, AmeriTitle, Bruce & Cindy Campbell, Mike & Diana Thomas, Sherry Young, Cliff & Nancy Barberis, and Columbia Bank for donating to the Fund-A-Need requests.

Items purchased this year include:
Metal cooling rack for Dietary.
TV and blu-ray disc player for the hospital’s swing bed program.
New rollaway, memory foam mattress to family who stays overnight with a patient.
Surgical lead aprons for the Operating Room.
Pulse CO-oximeter .
A variety of items to support the hospital’s Employee Wellness Program.
Swaddle sacks to be sent home with new moms.
CO check plus carbon monoxide monitor to screen for CO toxicity.
Temporal thermometer for Family Medical Clinic.
Portable lamps for the Emergency Room.
Standometer height measurer for the Specialty Clinic.

The Weiser Festival of Trees is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser, raising approximately $50,000 last year. Donations and fundraising activities benefit the hospital directly through the purchase of medical equipment, funding support for capital projects, and grant development for projects and programming for both the hospital and community health.